If I’ve submitted to another festival(s), can I still submit to SXSW?

Yes! We encourage you to submit to all the festivals you think are the right fit for your film. Be sure to pay close attention to our submission deadlines. 

You may still be waiting to learn of your film’s invitation status from other festivals (such as Sundance or Berlin) but if SXSW is a priority, you should submit to SXSW on time, before our final deadline of Wednesday, October 28, 2021.

If your submission is invited to SXSW, you will have the option of accepting or declining the invitation before we announce our lineup in 2021. Keep in mind too, that while World, International, North American and U.S. premieres are preferable, we do show films from other festivals, including online festivals for SXSW 2021.

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